Monday, August 31, 2015

The Times They Are a-Changin’

Where are the public classes?

If you came here expecting to find public classes, then I am sorry to inform you that Agile Raven is phasing out public classes. If you are currently registered for a public class—don’t worry! It hasn’t been canceled!

What about onsite classes?

Still going strong! And that’s the reason for the change. The onsite side of Agile Raven has been doing so well that it just doesn’t make sense to support the public side any more. Just take a look at the sidebar for a list of all our onsite Agile and Scrum classes.

Agile & Scrum training is wonderful! But what about…?

Starting immediately Agile Raven is focusing exclusively on Agile, Scrum, Lean, and other flavors of Agile. Agile has always been our core business (pun intended) and will remain so.

Why a blog?

Why not? No, seriously a blog is the best platform to offer Agile onsite training and coaching as well as provide a sample of the Agile Raven philosophy “Be Adaptive. Be Agile. Be a Raven.(SM)”

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Inaugural Post

Welcome to The Agile Raven, a.k.a. the Agile Raven Blog! My name is Scott Griffith and I'm the founder and Chief Raven at Agile Raven, Inc.—a training and coaching company that runs on Agile principles.

In this blog I will write about applying Agile principles to Life—work, family, play, chores, et cetera. And like most bloggers, I will write about related topics such as critical thinking (of which there’s not enough of that today, IMHO) and the occasional rant.

Why is this blog called “The Agile Raven,” you might wonder? For the same reasons that my company is called Agile Raven, namely:

  1. Ravens (like all corvids) are highly intelligent (for birds)
  2. They express their intelligence through curiosity, analysis, and experimentation
  3. Do a quick video search. There’s some pretty cool ones out. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
  4. Ravens inspect and adapt, which comprise the foundation of Agile
  5. Hugin & Munin—the ravens of Oðin who daily search our world for valuable information, reporting back each night.
Thank you for reading this and any future posts.